Archives for August 2011

August 29, 2011

Multi Correxion™ Lift ! The New Anti-Gravity Day Moisturizer from RoC®

RoC® Skin Care’s new Multi Correxion™ Lift Anti-Gravity Day Moisturizer offers a number of perks for your skin.
need to protect your skin from the sun. This product will help keep your skin hydrated all day long. That means a healthier looking skin along with (and I quote) “protection from premature aging”

But there’s more! (and I quote) “The exclusive PROTIENT® PLUS firming technology, a high performance tightening agent, helps visibly firm and tone skin.”

Visit for more information about all of their fine products.

In 1957, RoC® was founded in France by a pharmacist and group of dermatologists. In 1999 RoC® was introduced in the United States. Their ongoing research brings a true dedication to finding anti-aging solutions with proven success. You can read all about this company and its remarkable history on the website listed above.

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August 25, 2011

PURPOSE® ~ A Gentle Cleansing Wash for Sensitive Skin by Johnson & Johnson

I loved the very appropriate comment “Great Skin Happens on PURPOSE®.” stated on the information sheet that accompanied my easy to use pump container of PURPOSE Gentle Cleansing Wash by Johnson & Johnson.

PURPOSE® is a very affordable and thorough cleanser that I found very soothing. A lot of people are using prescribed treatment products for their skin like Retin-A®. What’s nice about PURPOSE® is that it is 100% soap free and while it does a great job gently cleaning sensitive skin it works very well on skin using treatments like Retin-A® without drying or irritating the skin.

Did you know that PURPOSE® (and I quote) “is clinically shown to be as gentle as water, is safe to use around the eyes, and still is able to remove oil, dirt and makeup! PURPOSE is also oil free and will not leave a residue on your skin”.

PURPOSE® is actually a line of skincare (and I quote) “developed with dermatologists specifically to cleanse, moisturize and nourish sensitive skin.” It is a dermatologist recommended line that is oil free, won’t clog your pores, and is both hypoallergenic, and non -comedogenic.

You can find Johnson and Johnson’s PURPOSE® Cleansing Wash across the nation at food, drug and mass merchandisers for $5.99.

Find out more about PURPOSE® by going to their website at : www.purposeskincarecom .

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August 23, 2011

Salt Radiance Scrub

Salt Radiance

I was at an event last week sponsored by New Beauty’s Spa Finder, which showcased some of the best products available to spas. It was an enjoyable event, and of course I got to hang out with the great team of Skin 2 Skin, as well as see some new products.

It is hard to be at a spa event and not feel special! It brought back memories of some great spa trips that I’ve had. With that in mind, I’d like to share a recipe for Salt Radiance Scrub that I got while visiting The Datai in Malaysia. It is a wonderful, exhilarating scrub. Visiting friends during the remaining days of summer? A great gift……..

Salt Radiance

The Datai Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia

1 cup sea salt

6 tablespoons vegetable oil (I also like almond oil)

8 drops lavender essential oil

8 drops vetiver essential oil

8 drops ylang-ylang essential oil

Blend all ingredients. Standing in the shower, massage vigorously over entire body for 3-5 minutes, using a natural sponge, loofah, or wash cloth. Rinse off. A cold rinse will energize a hot rinse will relax. Apply moisturizer liberally after drying off.

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August 15, 2011

Vapour Organic Beauty is a unique line of skin care and makeup that will that will give you the healthy youthful look you’ve always dreamed could be yours !

Vapour Organic Beauty is like nothing you’ve tried before. It’s versatility, ease of application and finish is simply something you need to experience.

Before I show you a number of their wonderful products, let me introduce you to Eric Sakas, a celebrity makeup artist who along with an “Artisanal Cosmetic Laboratory” have made Vapour Organic Beauty a reality for all of us to enjoy!

Take a moment to meet Eric at :

Now that you’ve met Eric, have some background information how Vapour Organic Beauty came about, and know how they are (and I quote) “committed to creating cosmetics that are safe, healthy, and good for the planet,” let me show you some of their products.

The Aura Multi Use Blush for Lips, Cheeks, and Eyes caught my attention immediately. As we all lead very busy lives, a product like this is great. You can apply it with your fingers or a brush, but either way you can create some beautiful looks by wearing this product alone, blended, layered, or let your imagination go wild with creativity.

The colors from left to right are :
Foxy, Heavenly , and Courtesan!

Courtesan is great to use on the cheeks for a flush of color, and then apply it to the lips. The texture is wonderful. Depending what you wear I’d highlight the eyes with Foxy or Heavenly and put a touch of Courtesan at the outer corner of the eye for a nice lifted look. I’d also apply Foxy, or Heavenly over the cheek color to get a subtle soft look, or above Courtesan to highlight the cheekbone area. Foxy and Heavenly are great when you take a touch of color on your finger and apply it lightly over your lip color. That will give you a soft and muted look. You have unlimited choices, and the look is so natural, and easy to blend to your personal taste with Vapour. By the way, you’ll not only look good but with the “blend of anti-inflamitory Frankincense, anti-oxidant Tulsi, and moisturizing Lotus Flowers, you’ll be wearing a product that is good for your skin as well.” (quoted from PR information material)

Next it’s the very popular Elixer Lip Plumping Gloss. What a nice lip product that will really enhance your lips naturally and looks just beautiful whether on camera, enjoying a night on the town, or shopping. The color choices are “sheer to full color“, and yes , I often mix my colors to get just the right customized shade!

Talk about trending colors, I received Bitten, on the left of the picture, and Bolt on the right. Using the wand applicator to line your lip area and then blend the color over your whole lip, you’ll get tons of compliments about your enviable full looking lips. Elixer Lip Plumping Glosses have (and I quote) a ” Lip-specific” nourishing blend of lemon balm, hydrating Myrrh, anti-oxident Green Tea, and anti-microbial iceland moss to get a perfect pucker.”

Celebrity makeup artist and co-founder of Vapour Organic Beauty , Eric Sakes said, “I’ve seen thousands of women prematurely age their lips by using chemically derived lip products. “Elixer Lip Plumping Glosses are 100% natural and chemical free.” There are eleven shades from sheer to full color providing a global range of colors and textures for everyone.

Vapour’s Siren Lipstick is a naturally long wearing Lipstick that is also moisturizing. (and I quote) “Siren is formulated with “lip-specific” nourishing botanicals, including Jojoba Oil, antioxidant Pomegranate Oil, lip plumping Camelina Oil, and an infusion of rose petals to create the picture-perfect pout. It is also 100% natural and chemical free.”

This is a “Must Have” lipstick. There are fifteen shades and the ones that I tried were Possess on the left side of the photo and Tempt on the right side. Siren Lipstick has the finish that most of us look for when searching for that perfect lipstick texture. It has staying power, but it’s not dry or caky looking. It’s moist, but not too glossy, and it stays put once you apply it. I’ll be getting a number of the colors for my professional makeup case. They are just fab lipsticks!

My final Vapour product to share with you is Halo Body Spotlight. Let’s face it a nice glow is very youthful looking and a complement to any skin. This is one product that I believe any age will be able to wear with confidence! It has no glitter, or sparkly appearance which may often might be a challenge for the mature gal to wear. Halo Body Spotlight is like being perfectly lit and looking very classy with a subtle glow of illumination. It looks natural and both my granddaughter and I can wear this same product and each maintain an appropriate look for our age catagory! That is very impressive….
The color in the photo is Mystic. It imparts a soft luminous blush. The other available color is Brilliance. This is also very “state of the art” in a 24KT glow.

You’ve now been able to see a sampling of the Vapour Organic Beauty Line. I know you’ll want to visit their website and see all of their products.

They say timing is everything, and as I write this article Vapour is having a “Happy Birthday VAPOUR” special! What a great time to try Vapour Organic Beauty !

Go to : and you’ll find the “Birthday” special, and also be able to peruse all of their other products that can be purchased online. (This Birthday special is available until the end of August)

Vapour Organic Beauty gets a 5 Star Review!

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August 11, 2011

Betsey Johnson Celebrates Her Birthday with New Fragrance Launch

Happy Birthday Betsey  Johnson!!!

Today American designer and renowned fashion icon Betsey Johnson turns 69 years young. And I do mean young! When you meet Betsey, she exudes youth! Beautiful, fun, modern, sexy, playful, vivacious, radiant, with a contagious energy and passion for life, one cannot avoid being mesmerized in her presence. It is definitely an “I’ll have what she’s having” moment, and you pray she’ll share her secret with you!

If I had to bet, I would say that she is one who truly loves what she does. Her love for life, design and creativity can be seen in everything she does. Her years as a dancer cued her love for costume and fashion, leading up to the formation of her namesake label in 1978. Her designs are unmistakable….fun, cool and flirty, her commitment to remain true to her one-of-a-kind vision has afforded continued success in the fashion industry for more than 30 years. Not one to slow down, she developed and expanded the Betsey Johnson label as a lifestyle brand with the introduction of intimates, handbags and leather goods, footwear, watches, jewelry, eyewear, swimwear, and legwear. Today there are over sixty-five freestanding Betsey Johnson sores, distribution in over 2,000 specialty boutiques and an established business in both domestic and international markets.

What exactly does a dynamo do to celebrate her birthday? Launch a fragrance line of course! Yesterday at MILK Studios in Chelsea, Betsey had an early birthday celebration and unveiled Too Too, the fragrance. A fun, fresh perfume, Too Too is deliberately enticing, effervescent, boisterous and youthful-just like the creator herself!

Too Too, the fragrance is a combination of fruity and floral notes. The vibrant scent is comprised of sweet passion fruit, sparkling mandarins, ginger and strawberry leaves spun together with an underlying musk that suggests femininity and warmth. To round it out, jasmine, Bulgarian rose, patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla add just the right touch of sweetness and radiance. Betsey comments that it “was too too great of an experience developing Too Too with Inter Parfums! Inside and out, it’s too too sexy!”  And it is! One whiff and you can’t help but smile!

A gorgeous bottle as well; it is decorated in a bold pink and black decanter covered with flowers and tulle. A round weighted bottom gives way to a vintage inspired corseted silhouette-a sleek, sexy torso laced up and bound with silk. Each bottle is dressed in a full, voluptuous tutu wrapped in an individually namesake Betsey Johnson ribbon. As stated by Betsey, “This is my dream bottle, inspired by Schiaparelli, and years of tutus!”

Too Too will launch in October 2011 exclusively at Sephora through April 2012, followed by department stores and specialty boutiques worldwide.

We here at It’s A glam Thing would like to wish Betsey a very happy birthday! May she long continue to amaze us with her creativity and her zest for life!




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August 9, 2011

Selena Wows With Wella

Selena Gomez was the star at last night’s Teen Choice Awards and looked incredible with her loose waves and tango-inspired low pony during her five-star performance. Her look,created by Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist, Andy Lecompte. The newly appointed Wella  Professionals Celebrity Stylist, Andy Lecompte, gave five-time Teen Choice Award winner Selena Gomez loose, flawless waves for last night’s Teen Choice Awards. For Selena’s tango-inspired Teen Choice performance, her hair was pulled back into a chic, low ponytail. No matter, what your age, this is a timeless, elegant look that is easy to pull off. Here’s how:
Step-by-Step Styling

1. Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier was added to her wet hair to prime it for styling

2. Blow dry the hair completely smooth with a ceramic brush

3. Spritz hair with Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray to protect hair from heat fatigue

4. Separate hair into small sections and use a medium to large barrel curling iron to set loose waves

5. Use fingers to apply Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray,
tucking the hair behind one ear and giving it an all-over polished look

Then, for Selena’s Performance:

6. Using  a dollop of Wella Professionals Pearl Styler Styling Gel on the palms,smooth hair back toward the nape of the neck and secure with a hair elastic

7. Using a ½ inch section from her hair, wrap the pony to hide the hair elastic and
secure with hair pins into a chic, low ponytail

About Wella Professionals Styling

Wella Professionals Styling represents a refined collection of international salon favorites and iconic products recently innovated to create an extensive range destined for hair greatness. The new products combine wet styling, dry styling and finishing products, with each range offering four levels of hold. Wella Professionals
Care and Styling launched in May 2011 in professional salons across North
America. For more information, visit

Credit Info:

Hair products: Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier, Thermal Image Heat
Protection Spray, Stay Essential Finishing Spray, Pearl Styler Styling Gel

Stylist: Andy Lecompte, Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist

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August 5, 2011

Brand new Dual-Action Peau de Fleurs Cleanser just released by Gerda Spillmann Swiss Cosmetics!

I’ve written about Gerda Spillmann Swiss Cosmetics a number of times on my blog, and as you all know I’m quite a fan of their products that are so popular internationally, and truly admired and used in the entertainment field.

I just received this release, and had to share it with you! Gerda Spillmann’s New Dual Action ~ Peau de Fleurs Cleanser sounds like a real winner, and I knew all of you Gerda enthusiasts would appreciate getting the “scoop” on this brand new product!

Not only does this Advanced Dual Action Cleanser whisk away all the impurities and exfoliate while cleansing your skin , but it keeps (and I quote) “critical moisture content with natural moisturizers” on the skin, resulting in not only a clean feeling, but a radiant glow to the skin, as well.

(Quoting from their press release) “Advanced Dual Action Cleanser is formulated with only pharmaceutical grade ingredients that are extracts from natural sources such as the Comfrey Plant and Tamarind Seed, which is highly regarded for significantly improving skin elasticity, hydration and smoothness.

The evanesce exfoliating beads work to dissolve make-up, oil, clogged pores, skin contaminants and wash away dead skin cells leaving you feeling refreshed with glowing radiance.”

Even better, Gerda Spillmann is offering this advanced Dual Action Peau de Fleurs cleanser at an introductory price of $39.00.

What a great time to go to this website: You’ll be able to order now, and be one of the first to experience this new cleanser from Gerda Spillmann Swiss Cosmetics ~ since 1944!!

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August 4, 2011

Easy solutions to look good and feel fantastic with two products from Freeman Beauty

Freeman Beauty has a number of products that will have you looking good and feeling great in no time. I’m going to share two of them with you in this article, and then I’ll direct you to their website where you can see for yourself the impressive array of effective time saving products that Freeman Beauty has to offer.

The first product is Pssssst Instant Dry Shampoo for Wavy or Curly Hair.

I believe I can safely say that for some reason each day we often end up finding ourselves in a “time crunch”, for one reason or another. Pssssst! Instant Dry Shampoo for wavy or curly hair is an easy to use solution that can help. This quick dry shampoo will have you on your way in moments with a clean revitalized head of hair! Glam Gals and Guys, you really need to experience this great dry shampoo!

It really does everything stated in the promotional material. For example, I have wavy hair, and I like the way Pssssst Dry Shampoo not only cleans and conditions without water or the need to brush out my hair, but deodorizes, boosts, and adds volume as well.

( Referenced from product literature):
Pssssst Dry Shampoo contains Argan Extract~ That’s a great source of antioxidants and moisture. It improves elasticity that hinders the breakage of hair, and also controls frizz! The formula is invisible so there’s no white residue, making it perfect for all hair colors!

If you do not have wave or curl in your hair the Origninal Pssssst Dry Shampoo is also available.

The next Freeman Beauty product is perfect year round as well, but during these hot summer days it’s really a “must have” product !

Bare Foot® Repair Deodorizing Foot Spray is a deodorizer for your feet and shoes. I think you’ll agree that when your feet feel good you feel good. BareFoot® Repair will not only give you the confidence of knowing your feet will remain dry, but protected from odor for the whole day.

In this humid hot weather, simply said, your feet perspire and my own frustration is the rubbing of the shoe against my foot while walking and getting irritations from my foot perspiration inside the shoe or sandal that I’m wearing. Bare Foot® allows my feet to feel dry and have a comfortable coolness that really makes a difference. It’s a very clean and energizing type feeling.

(Referenced from product literature)
The Ingredients in Bare Foot® Deodorizing Foot Spray include:
• Zinc Ricinoleate which will trap the molecules of oder, and as a result absorb smells.
• Sodium Bicarbonate that naturally deodorizes.
•Talc which helps eliminate the moisture
•Neem Oil- This oil has antifungal qualities

This product has really helped my feet feel more comfortable. Following the application instructions, I shake the container and spray it over my whole foot. The feet are often over looked, and I’ve now become more aware what a difference using a product like Bare Foot® Deodorizing Spray can provide. It imparts a very nice comfortable sense of well being as I go about my day.

There are even more products that are available at : from skin care, body care, and hair care that are not only very nicely priced, but also provide a lot of good information about the product, ingredients and proper use.

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August 3, 2011

Zensation-For skin as soft as a rose petal

Like a Rose by Switchblade

“Your beauty is like that of a rose,
such delicacy and fragrance that everyone knows,
the loveliness satisfies even the most obscured,
and beauty such as this can’t be described in one word,

The aroma of a rose is so fragrant,
and just like it, you have that same lovable scent,
a scent that can be smelt from miles away,
and must be followed at any time of any day,

Your skin is so soft and gentle,
it has the tenderness of a newly picked rose petal,
a feeling that soothes the very edge of your fingers,
and when not being felt ,that soft feeling still lingers

Is it any wonder that the rose is one of the ultimate symbols of beauty? “Skin so soft and gentle, it has the tenderness of a newly picked rose petal” ….is it any wonder that we have spent centuries trying to duplicate the softness of rose petals for the texture of our own skin?

Thankfully, Mother Nature didn’t keep all of nature’s best kept secrets to herself. Rose extract and rose oil have a host of beneficial effects on the skin and are great for promoting a youthful complexion with good tone, elasticity and an even colored complexion. Scientists have been able to isolate and use extracts from roses in their pursuits to make some of the best beauty products that are available.

Among some of the most sought after ingredients would include; Rosa Canina (Dog Rose) is a natural lipid high in gamma linoleic acid that enhances skin’s hydration, barrier repair, and moisture retention abilities. Rose Mosqueta, another extract rich in fatty acids, contains more Vitamin C than in oranges. Vitamin C has been shown to be vital as a tissue-regenerative and restorative skin care. Rosa Damascena another rich emollient will hydrate skin; keep it soft and properly moisturized as it fights dryness and dehydration. We have been able to use ingredients of the rose in our quest to fight aging and maintain a soft, dewy, healthy and youthful complexion.

Beauty is a rose, and if you are looking to try some products that utilize that beauty, look to the Swiss Zensation ( I have been trying the Ultra Rose Exfoliating Cream. It really does give you that smooth, silky, dewy rose petal feel! I am looking forward to checking out the rest of the line. A skincare line that will give your skin the look of a newly picked rose petal… doesn’t get any better than that!

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August 2, 2011

Hair As Easy As a Day At the Beach With Pravana

August 1st! Hazy, hot and humid!! Welcome to the dog days of summer!! It’s the type of heat and humidity where you can’t even think of doing your hair. It’s too hot to even think of blow drying, curling or straightening my hair. Even if I was crazy enough to subject myself to more heat, the humidity factor will kill any style that I could master in 3 seconds! What to do, what to do!

One of my favorite summer hair looks happens naturally… the beach! My hair looks natural and sensual after I have spent a few hours of playing in the sun and the sand. The sun, wind, and salt create these face framing waves….it’s a beautiful look; even better because there is nothing I have to do to create it. There had to be a product that I could just spritz in and capture that no-work sexy undulating wave look!

Over the years I have tried many products trying to recapture the beach wave. And I have been pretty disappointed with the results. I’ll spray it in, but when my hair dries, it looks like this heavily moussed mess from the 80’s! My hair looks weighted down, stiff, I can’t style it. I normally toss whatever I had used directly into the trash! I must admit when I got my hands on The Beach Wave Control Mist from Pravana Naturceuticals, I was expecting the same results. I was very happily surprised! My hair was soft, supple, and manageable and I loved it!

Maybe it is the ingredients. Pravana Naturceuticals’ The Beach Wave
Control Mist is made up of a proprietary blend of keratin, wheat and silk amino
acids, natural botanical extracts of jojoba seed, rosemary leaf, and arnica flower.
It provides a long lasting, naturally soft style! It is formulated to hydrate
your hair and protect it from the damage of the sun. Like all of Pravana’s
products the Beach Wave Control Mist is MEA, DEA and phthalate free.  With its wonderful scent of coconut vanilla, it’s like taking the beach with you.

Pravana Naturceuticals Beach Wave Control Mist works well on fine hair as well as curly hair. It is available at fine salons, spas, and beauty supply stores

Now having fabulous looking hair is as easy as a day on the beach!

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